Saturday, October 29, 2011

Best Bridal Shower Game Ever - Bubble(gum): Broke Bride

Not to burst your bubble(gum)
Calling all brides and bridesmaids: This is the best bridal shower game. Brides, be prepared to pass this on to your maid of honor or whoever is planning the games for your shower. 



Looking for another game? Check out Dressing for the Honeymoon

A few notes before we begin:
1) Make sure that the bride is okay with being the center of attention. Everyone will be watching her look silly, and that makes some girls uncomfortable.
2) You want it to be hilarious, but if you think she is even close to danger, stop the game.You don't want her to choke after all. That would make you a pretty horrible bridesmaid.
3) Mix in some questions she will know and let the audience know you are trying to trip her up. You don't want the bride to feel like she doesn't know the groom at all. Still, the funniest part is when she doesn't know things. If you have any doubts about whether or not the bride will enjoy this game, ask her. (If she is outgoing and has a sense of humor, she almost certainly will)

Materials:

  • Lots of gum (bubble tape or lots of dubble bubble works great)
  • Yummy chocolate bar that can be broken into pieces
  • Chair


Pre-Shower Prep:

  1. Gather materials.
  2. Ask Groom-To-Be questions. (see end of post for list of suggestions) Make sure to use quite a few (you can always stop asking them if she seems to have reached her limit). I went to a bridal shower where they played this game, but only asked 5 questions (and they were easy), so the game was pretty boring to watch.
  3. Record his answers.

Game Play:
  1. Explain game to bride and guests. "The bride will be trying to answer these questions the same way that her groom-to-be answered them. For every question she gets right, she will get a piece of chocolate for later - but for every question she gets wrong, she has to place another piece of gum in her mouth. Pictures are encouraged."
  2. Ask the bride the first question. If she gets it right, give her a piece of chocolate to eat later. If she gets it wrong, give her a piece of gum and make sure she puts it in her mouth. 
  3. Continue asking questions until they have all been exhausted. 

Suggested Questions:
  1. Who was [groom's] best friend growing up?
  2. Who was [bride's] best friend growing up?
  3. Where was [groom] born?
  4. Where was [bride] born?
  5. What was your first date together?
  6. When was your first kiss together?
  7. How many kids do you guys want to have?
  8. What is the theme of your wedding? (funny if the guy hasn't been very involved in planning)
  9. Where will you guys retire?
  10. What does [groom] think is [bride's] best physical feature?
  11. What does [bride] think is [groom's] best physical feature?
  12. One word to describe [bride].
  13. One word to describe [groom].
  14. What is [bride's] favorite holiday?
  15. What is [groom's] favorite holiday?
  16. What is [groom's] favorite thing [bride] cook for him?
  17. What is [bride's] favorite thing [groom] cooks for her?
  18. Which one of you is better with money?
  19. Which one of you is better with kids?
  20. Which one of you is better at cooking?
  21. Which one of you is better at dancing?
  22. If [bride] could go anywhere in the world, where would she go?
  23. If [groom] could go anywhere in the world, where would he go?
  24. What is [groom's] dream car?
  25. What is [bride's] favorite outfit?





 

34 comments:

  1. My girl friend just finished her bridal shower and we had the funnest time! For the bridal shower we made a scavenger hunt game and highly recommend this to any one, it was amazing! We Ended up locating some perfect 'Bridezilla' party ideas over at this website...

    www.amazingbacheloretteparty.com/games

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  2. make sure someone knows the heimlich

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  3. I hated this game. It was such a pain and made me feel like a fool, as if I didn't know my fiance. Don't reccommend it to anyone.

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    1. wah wah, baby want your bottle? relax and have a little fun for once

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    2. Wow, that is kind of mean. Grow up and realize that everyone likes different things. Saying she is a baby just because she does not like being put on the spot kind of makes you the childish one...Some brides do not like being the center of attention, which is fine. Everyone has their likes and dislikes. It is unfortunate that her family/friends do not know her well enough to know that she wouldn't like this kind of game. As a bride to be, I am hoping that this kind of game will not be played at my shower. Coming from a healthcare background, all I see is the choking hazard...

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    3. I'm with Anon #2. It's like bachelorette parties with penis cakes - not everyone likes that or thinks it's funny.

      I don't think this is all that humorous, really. Just stupid photos of the bride with her mouth stuffed with gum? I guess I don't get dumb humor.

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    4. Just because you didn't like it, doesn't mean it's not fun. Grow up

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    5. Wow, people are such bullies. I can see how a lot of people might not enjoy something like this, myself included. I don't get "pie-in-the-face" humor and definitely don't think that's because I need to "grow up."
      Sorry you didn't enjoy your shower "The Glover Family." This doesn't show that you don't know your fiance so much as that your friends don't know you very well. Hope the rest of the event was fun for you! And congrats.

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  4. what's the point of the chocolate pieces?

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    1. The chocolate pieces are just the bride's reward for getting answers correct. You can leave them out if you want, but it's kind of nice to have rewards as well as consequences. :) Obviously, these are just set aside for the bride to have later since her mouth will be full of gum.

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    2. gotcha! thanks for the idea, i'm gonna try this! :)

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  5. We did this game at my bridal shower, and while I got some questions wrong, I didn't care, because the questions were stupid! However, it was my mother's idea that we use MARSHMALLOWS instead of gum, and I wasn't allowed (or able) to chew and swallow them. Hilarious photos.

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    1. We did that also with marshmallows. They questioned me and my fiance. We both had mouths full. It was pretty funny but I don't think either of us will be eating marshmallows any time soon. :-D

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  6. All I see are choking brides...

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  7. To avoid choking why not make this a drinking game! Answer a question wrong you take a shot! Or a sip of wine or beer, answer right you get to drink water or eat something! Just an idea!

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    1. Yes, because an inebriated bride on the verge of puking at her own wedding shower where there is likely family present is SO much better than stuffing gum in your mouth :-p

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    2. I think turning it into a drinking game is a fabulous idea!

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    3. I've done this at as a drinking game at almost every shower I've been to or thrown... It's a great way to get the Bride going... just don't give her straight liquor and as long as she can hold her booze you should be fine. It's actually a lot of fun (mostly cause the bride tries to control herself in front of the in laws).

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    4. Why does ppl Think Drinkn is FUN you can have fun WITHOUT DRANKn.

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    5. you know what you can't have fun without? proper grammar. try it next time.

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    6. Bahahahaha! Amen. Grammar is good.

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    7. ahahahahah!! I'm cackling. Maybe she's typing while drunk! I mean "DRANKn!"

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  8. I also had this game played at my bridal shower and it was hilarious; I loved it. My maid of honor asked my then fiancé 20 questions and I got 5 wrong. We used large marshmallows and while I was allowed to chew them to make 5 fit, I couldn't swallow any of them till we were done with the questions. I have a good sense of humor and don't mind being laughed at; which is what everyone was doing as my answers were more and more mumbled from the marshmallows in my mouth! It was great!

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  9. We played this game at my sister's bridal shower. She absolutely hated it because she does NOT like being put on the spot at all. So definitely make sure the bride is okay with this kind of attention. (I also led this game for a friend's bridal shower and she loved it, so it really is dependent on the person.)

    Also, at my sister's shower, the reward was canned food and the consequence for wrong answers was canned food with the label removed; it was useful but at the same time fun (if she had enjoyed it...).

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  10. I love this cute game and did it for one of my bridesmaids at her shower. We didn't use gum or anything just had her answer them and she loved learning new things about her groom to be. I wouldn't mind if my bridesmaids did this for me, but I would want them to leave the gum and chocolate out. It's just as fun without that.

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  11. I have played this game at bridal showers I hosted and attended. We used marshmallows, less chocking hazard.
    Also, as an alternative, because one of my friends didn't want to do it at her bridal shower, we asked her husband to be to come in and we asked him the questions she had answered. The rest of the guests loved it!! And her man was more than willing to make a fool of himself in front of her family and friends. :)

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  12. My best firends aunt set this game up at my besties bridal shower but instead of putting the bride in the spotlight she had the questions printed out and handed them to the guests (luckily we had a cheat sheet) and who ever got the most right won a prize (i new my friend the best and i won a dollar store picture frame cute n cheap!) the questions where for both bride and groom it was fun

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  13. We are doing this game for my future sister-in-law, however, instead of gum or marshmallows, we are having her put on some tacky accessory (wig, hat, necklace) for every wrong answer.

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  14. We did this game at my wedding shower in June and I LOVED IT! It was hilarious! I'm fine with being center of attention and even though I got quite a few answers wrong, it was easy to laugh it off and carry on :)

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  15. Doing this for bachelorette party. If she answers wrong, then she has to choose a truth/dare token and perform it. If correctly answers, then she picks someone else.

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  16. I did this at my cousin's bridal shower, it was hilarious! I would definitely recommend it.

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  17. Yeah this is of the great kinds of the enjoyment and the great sort of the amusement for groom and also for the bridal. So i recommend it for ever.

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  18. Excellent ideas! I just organized a wedding bath for an mature new bride and could not come up with any activities that weren't "childish" This would have been so helpful! These activities are wonderful! I'm definitely pinning for use in the future! Thank you so much for sharing! Bridal Shower Game Ideas

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